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    Overnight Cloudy Water

    For two years I did not have any problems with the pool. Did all the testing and followed BBB method, always had sparkling pool in South Florida heat.

    Earlier this summer we had lot of rain and pool chemistry went out of wack for a while but it was brought back to normal level. I shocked the pool about two months ago and water was crystal clear. Chlorine levels held well.

    Just when everything was fine, about two weeks ago - overnight rain has turned the water cloudy. Water chemistry did not change. Chlorine level remained at 8 ppm. I increased the chlorine level to 28 ppm and ran the pump round the clock for couple of days but no change in cloudiness.

    Presently:

    Free Chlorine: 8%
    Ph:7.2 (Brought it down during shocking)
    Ttl Alk 70
    CYA 70

    Is it possbile that rain dumped pollen in the pool. Any thoughts?
    In ground rectangular Plaster pool.
    Size 40,000 gal.
    Filter SAND Pentair TRITON II
    Pool pump STA-RITE Max E Glas 1.5HP.
    Pool Cleaner Hayward Navigator Pro
    Skimmer Pool Skim
    Pool Heater Pool Fact Industries. Mod. PTST 2 6DE
    Test Kit - TF-100

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    Re: Overnight Cloudy Water

    Pollen at this time of year seems kinda unlikely. My guess is that you probably just depleted your FC and didn't fully compete the SLAM process. SLAM the pool and do so until your FC holds to within 1 ppm or less of loss overnight, your water is clear, and your CC is 0.5 ppm or less.

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    Re: Overnight Cloudy Water

    In the event that something got into your pool that your sand filter is having trouble filtering out, you can try to Add DE to a Sand Filter.
    16,000 gallon outdoor in-ground 16'x32' plaster pool; Pentair Intelliflo VF pump; Pentair IntelliTouch i9+3s control system; Jandy CL-340 square foot cartridge filter
    12 Fafco solar panels; Purex Triton PowerMax 250 natural gas heater (200,000 BTU/hr output); automatic electric pool safety cover; 4-wheel pressure-side "The Pool Cleaner"

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    Re: Overnight Cloudy Water

    I completely replaced the filter sand about 2 months ago. will add some DE and see. Also will slam the pool this weekend and see. Thanks.
    In ground rectangular Plaster pool.
    Size 40,000 gal.
    Filter SAND Pentair TRITON II
    Pool pump STA-RITE Max E Glas 1.5HP.
    Pool Cleaner Hayward Navigator Pro
    Skimmer Pool Skim
    Pool Heater Pool Fact Industries. Mod. PTST 2 6DE
    Test Kit - TF-100

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    Re: Overnight Cloudy Water

    Hello all,

    Thank you for your help. I tested the pool for overnight chlorine loss - found no loss. Slammed the pool to 28 ppm and the water cleared after 2 days of continuously running the pump.

    Pool is back to normal. Chlorine level have finally come down:
    FC; 6.0
    PH: 7.3
    TA: 70
    CYA: 70
    CH: 250

    In ground rectangular Plaster pool.
    Size 40,000 gal.
    Filter SAND Pentair TRITON II
    Pool pump STA-RITE Max E Glas 1.5HP.
    Pool Cleaner Hayward Navigator Pro
    Skimmer Pool Skim
    Pool Heater Pool Fact Industries. Mod. PTST 2 6DE
    Test Kit - TF-100

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    Re: Overnight Cloudy Water

    Dave S.
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